selected exhibitions:

  • 2015 'phases', Galleria Jangva, Helsinki. Works from 1969-2015. see more here
  • 2013 'dreamless', Amos Anderson Museo, Helsinki
  • 2011 'Lingering-Viipyvä-Dröjande', Café Bar No 9. Helsinki
  • 2009 're-trace', Galleria Heino, Helsinki
  • 2007 artspace, SATAMA. Helsinki
  • 2006 'detour', Galleria Heino, Helsinki
  • 2006 o2 Happihuone, Töölönlahdella, Helsinki
  • 2004 'retouch', Galleria Heino, Helsinki
  • 2002 ’fuse’, Project Room, The Finnish Museum of Photography. Helsinki
  • 2002 artiists’ talk. Muu, nifca
  • 2001 Plus Minus, Muu ry Gallery, Helsinki, photograph installation
  • 2001 Small Arms, Gun Violence and Injury, Paasitorni Confernece Centre, Helsinki
  • 2001 Café Engel, Helsinki. October
  • 2001 'Behind the Lines', takaikkuna, Nykytaiteen Museo Kiasma, Helsinki
  • 2000 ’and forget’, Studio Mezzo, Helsinki
  • 1998 University of Melbourne. XIII World Congress, IPPNW
  • 1997 Kellokosken Juhlatalo Itämerikeskuksessa
  • 1994 ’pages’, D’Arte Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1993 ’War and Art’, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1993 ‘Military Intervention’ Hippolytegallery, photogallery, Helsinki
  • 1992 Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales
  • 1992 D’Arte Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1990 Persons and Lindell, Helsinki
  • 1989 Gallery Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki
  • 1988 Hanasaari, Helsinki
  • 1986 Painters Union Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1985 Lilla Galleriet, Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1984 Gallery Ackerman, Helsinki
  • 1982 Gallery Ackerman, Helsinki
  • 1981 Gallery Bronda, Helsinki
  • 1971 Art Hall, Porvoo
  • 1971 Gallery Pintora, Helsinki

selected group shows:

  • 2014 MOTHER'S TONGUE FESTIVAL. Held in Universum Theatre, Helsinki
  • 2014 A Crack in the Wall paper. Marjatta Oja. Performance Center. Puhdistamo, Helsinki.
    includes music video *TRACT', Oliver Whitehead
  • 2014 HEPONAUTA. NYKYTAIDETTA RUOSTA RAVINNOSTA JA RUOKAILMÖSTÄ. Hyvinkää Taidemuseo. DREAMLESS.
  • 2013 là bas, Taidehalli, Helsinki
  • 2012 Intimate Immensity, Berlin, Finnish artists, curated Jon Irigoyan, video installation, (sun-set)
  • 2011 Make Visible, (Tehdä Näkyväksi), KaaSu, Cable Factory & Suvilahden year exh.
  • 2011 VESI - tunteita ja aistimuksia, (Water - Sense and Sensation) Wäinö Aaltosen Museo, (H2O)
  • 2011 Fake Finn Festival of experimental live arts. Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna, Susisaari, Helsinki
  • 2011 A l'Ecole Superieure d'Arts de Brest, France
  • 2010 Heaven and Hell, (Taivas ja Helvetti) KaaSu ry, Annual exh. Cable Factory.
  • 2010 Gallery Agúeli, Stockholm
  • 2009 TellusArt, Bellman House, Stockholm.
  • 2009 THE IRRESISTABLE DISTRICT. Suvilahti, Helsinki. 'contramorsic' installation.
  • 2009 faces etnofestival, Billnäs, Finland. 'behind the lines', photo series.
  • 2009 Private Universes, Home exhbition in a private apartment in Helsinki.
  • 2009 OUWEE, Mokoma. Strand. Stockholm, Sweden. (photographs)
  • 2008 OUWEE. Huset Magstraede. Copenhagen Denmark. (drawing performance)
  • 2008 Muu's Xmastree, (Muun Joulupuu) Muu Galleria. Helsinki.
  • 2008 Helsinki Art Fair. (Taide 2008) Muu Ry. 'surf'.
  • 2008 Helsinki Art Fair. (Taide 2008) Boring Films. 'beachcoma', 'H2O'.
  • 2008 Helsinki by Night. Gallery TaiK. Berlin.
  • 2007 Galleria Heino at Art Copenhagen
  • 2007 GREY MATTERS -AFTERCROP. The Finnish museum of Photography. Helsinki.
  • 2007 Idän Taju. Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland
  • 2006 'Maisema' Landscape. Kiasma's Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 2005 Echoes form the east,(Kaikolja idästä) Voipallan taidekeskus, Valkeakoski
  • 2005 Fractures of Life, 'Arjen murtumia', Kiasma's Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 2004 Stream of Seeing, (Näkemisen virta) Far Eastern Influences in Finnish Contemporary Art, Amos Anderson Art Museum. Helsinki.
  • 2003 night train, Surrealist Routes to Kiasma's Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 2003 GOKANN, Darkness and Brightness. Finnish Art Trienale. Kyoto. Japan
  • 2002 Virne. Humour in Finnish photography. Hämeenlinna Kultuurikeskus.
  • 2002 Symptomania. Finnish Contemporary Media Arts. Brugge, Kunsthalle Lophem. Belgium
  • 2002 Virne. Humour in Finnish photography. Mikkeli Photographic Center. II exhibition.
  • 2002 ATTACHMENT+ Brugge, Belgium
  • 2001 ROCKIN’ DA NORTH. Graffiti, Aerosol Art ’mind’s eye’ video included. back window, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art,Helsinki
  • 2001 ’Photgraphica Metaphisica’, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • 2001 ’Today’s Future’, Jubilee Exhibition from Vantaa City’s Art Collection. Myyrmäki House Gallery,
  • 1999 ’Home and Away’, Gallery Jangva, Helsinki
  • 1999 BOXing, Comp i Box -project. Muu ry, Vanta City Museum. Myyrmäki
  • 1999 Lasipulloja, (Glass bottles), Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland, collaboration with Risto-Matti Ratia.
  • 1997 2nd. International Multidisciplinary Conference. Belgrad, Jugoslavia. ’Streets and Squares as performing areas’ lecture by Ajla Selenic.
  • 1997 ’site-seeing’, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, Helsinki. Drawing, Installation
  • 1996 Toinen Kokoelma, Galleria Jangva. J.O. Mallander presents.
  • 1996 Muu Media Festival’96, Other Sounds and Installations, Helsinki
  • 1995 ’Lux Sonor’, Taidehalli, Helsingin Elokuvapaja ry
  • 1995 Future Club, Moscow, Helsingin Elokuvapaja ry
  • 1995 Art-Aktuaalin, Kiuruvesi
  • 1994 Pohjoinen Valokuva, 1994 Oulu
  • 1994 ’Points of View’, Retretti
  • 1994 ’Street Talk’, Muu Ry, Helsinki Festival
  • 1993 ’Muu Advent’, Muu ry, Helsinki
  • 1993 ’Tree’, Titanik, Turku
  • 1993 Gallery G, Helsinki
  • 1992 ’Excavating the Present’, Cleveland Art Gallery, Midd, England
  • 1991 D’Arte Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1991 ’Package’, Pieni Agora, Helsinki
  • 1991 ’Myth and Irony’, Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki
  • 1991 ’Boat in View’, Titanik, Turku
  • 1991 ’Excavating the Present’, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England
  • 1991 Planket, Photographic exhibition, Stockolm
  • 1991 Arton A Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1991 ’The Grace of Paper’, Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Museum
  • 1990 Night of the Arts, Helsinki Festival. Drawing Installation
  • 1990 Amos Anderson Museo, Summer exhibition, Helsinki
  • 1990 Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, Col, USA
  • 1990 ’Charcoal on the Wall’, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1990 Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi
  • 1990 Turku Art Fair, Turku, Persons and Lindell
  • 1989 L.A. Art Fair ‘89, Los Angeles, Persons and Lindell Gallery
  • 1989 ’Light in Pictures’, Printers Union Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1989 Poriginal, Pori. Drawing Installation
  • 1988 ’Zebra’, Titanik, Turku
  • 1988 Titanik, Turku
  • 1988 ’Megapaja’, Muu Ry Helsinki
  • 1988 ’Paris drawers’, Painters Union Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1988 ’Touch’, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1987 Baltic Biennaali, Rostock, DDR, shared thrid prize
  • 1986 Gallery Pelin, J.O.Mallander Collection, Helsinki
  • 1984 ’Utopiary’ Münchensalen, Stockholm
  • 1984 ’Ars Libera’, Rauhanlahti, Kuopio
  • 1983 Gallery Ackerman, Helsinki
  • 1983 Gallery Katariina, ‘Utopiary’ Helsinki
  • 1983 Finnish Arts Association ‘88, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1982 Gallery Malkki, Tampere
  • 1981 ’Rules of the Game’, Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki

awards:

  • 2012 AVEK short film production
  • 2011 AVEK You/Me tour 2011
  • 2010 The Finnish Art Society (Suomen Taideyhdistys) Honorary Award (Tunnustuspalkinto)
  • 2008 - 12 Five year State scholarship
  • 2007 AVEK
  • 2006 Alfred Kordelin
  • 2005 - 07 La Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Nord / Pas-de-Calais, Déléguation aux arts plastiques.
  • 2005 Stina Krooks Stiftelse
  • 2004 Valtion Kuvataidetoimikunta, julkaisutuki, (publication support)
  • 2003 Exhibition support. OPM
  • 2002 Svenska Kulturfondet
  • 2000 cITy internationaler\\\medien\kunstpreis 2000. 1st.prize shared
  • 1999 AVEK
  • 1999 Niilo Helander Säätiö
  • 1999 - 01 Three year State scholarship
  • 1998 Taiteen keskutoimikunta. matka-avustukset
  • 1998 Exhibition support. OPM.
  • 1997 Visek
  • 1997 Alfred Kordelin
  • 1997 AVEK
  • 1993 AVEK
  • 1992 Visek
  • 1991 Finnish Film Foundation
  • 1990 - 94 Five year State scholarship
  • 1987 Helsinki City

collections:

  • Karjaa City
  • Risto-Matti Ratia
  • Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki
  • Helsinki City
  • Kellokoski
  • Pekka Halonen
  • J. O. Mallander
  • Vantaa City
  • Pentti Kouri
  • Finnish State
  • Photographic Museum, Helsinki
  • KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki
  • OKO Pankki
  • SPR. Finnish Red Cross
  • ZKM. Germany
  • ’transmediale’, Berlin, Germany
  • The Pro Artibus Foundation. Ekenäs, Finland

filmography:

  • 2014 tract, DV, 03:41
  • 2013 dreamless, HD video 43:48
  • 2011 spray, DV. 01:00
  • 2008 H2O, DV, 04:24
  • 2008 starlight, music video, You/Me. DV, 03:48
  • 2008 homelight, (taxi), music video, You/Me. DV, 01:48
  • 2007 Hard Love Cafe, music video, You/Me. DV, 04:48
  • 2007 beachoma, DV, 05:00l
  • 2005 in color, DV, 05:00
  • 2004 sunset, digcam, 04:00
  • 2004 unearth, S8mm 05:00
  • 2003 diary, (3 entries) S8mm, 04:02
  • 2002 track, DV, 01:30
  • 2002 blocks, DV, 02:00
  • 2002 left on, DV, 05:00
  • 2002 grounded, DV, 05:20
  • 2000 motorway, S8mm, 02:15
  • 2000 demo, S8mm, 03.45
  • 2000 sea, level S8mm, 02:49
  • 2000 fall, S8mm, 03:23
  • 2000 wait, S8mm, 01:50
  • 2000 surf, S8mm, 01:52
  • 2000 run, S8mm, silent 02:13
  • 2000 sea level, S8mm, 02:49
  • 2000 bathroom, S8mm, 02:15 BW
  • 2000 take-off, S8mm, 01:80
  • 1999 ferry, DV, 02:30
  • 1999 border, DV, 01:00
  • 1999 bike, DV, 04:15
  • 1999 mind’s eye, DV, 05:00
  • 1997 off-screen, Beta. 05:30 BW
  • 1997 a dogs chance’ Beta. 04:30 BW
  • 1994 Visual Violence’ S-VHS, 05:00
  • 1993 A Yard Full Of Books, Beta, 05:20l
  • 1993 Melt Down, Beta, 10:45
  • 1991 Personal Effects, 16mm. 10:00 BW
  • 1971 fold, R8mm, performances,
  • 1971 Breakfast, 16mm, 02:30 BW
  • 1971 weatherman, 16mm, 05:10 BW
  • 1969 cocola, S8mm, 06:50
  • 1968 portrait, R8mm 01:48
  • 1967 swing, R8mm 01:30

films screened:

  • 2016 'HOMELIGHT', Screening by AV-arkki: Searchlights during LUX HELSINKI. Ateneum, Helsinki
  • 2014 'HOMELIGHT', HLEF, AV-arkki 25 yr. Apinoiden planeetta. Andorrassa Cinema.
  • 2014 MIND'S EYE. Show at Vantaan Taidemuseo.
  • 2014 A Crack in the Wallpaper. Performance Center Suvilahti, Puhdistamo, Helsinki. (tract)
  • 2014 DREAMLESS. HEPONAUTA. Hyvinkää Taidemuseo.
  • 2013 SES Auditorio Kino K-13, 'dreamless', premier Helsinki
  • 2012 Ptarmigan. Helsinki. Lasipalatsin aukio. curated by Marek Pluciennik. (mind's eye, unearth, bike)
  • 2012 Thank You for the Music. AV-arkki Kiasman musaperjantaissa perjantaina. (Homelight)
  • 2011 60 SECONDS OF SOLITUDE IN YEAR ZERO. Port of Tallinn. Estonia. (spray)
  • 2011 Bach Ensemble Niederrhein. Wasser (Water) Germany, (H2O)
  • 2011 Kulttuuriratikan Huhtikuu, Ratikka 7A, Helsinki. VESI. (H2O)
  • 2011 VESI - tunteita ja aistimuksia, (Water - Sense and Sensation) Wäinö Aaltosen Museo, (H2O)
  • 2010 ORION Cinema. Huvin vuoks. (H20, surf, mind's eye, unearth)
  • 2009 videoex, Switzerland. FIN 03: Materially Yours, 'Helsinki Filmakers' Co-op (Personal Effects).
  • 2009 Muu Kunst-imbiss Hamburg (in color)
  • 2009 CONSTRUCTED REALITIES. FRISE- Künstlerhaus Hamburg e.V. presented by MUU. (in color)
  • 2009 VIEW09 ja AV-arkki 20 vuotta. Helsinki. (H2O)
  • 2009 urban research on film - directors lounge 2009. Berlin (H2O)
  • 2009 Kunsti Museum, Vaasa, Finland, (mind's eye)
  • 2008 Tampere City/TAMK taide (unearth)
  • 2008 Didrichsen Art Museum. Helsinki. (homelight)
  • 2008 TAIK / Stage design dept. (unearth)
  • 2008 Tournafeuille. France. 'Video Seasons', (mind's eye)
  • 2008 FLIXATION. The Horse Hospital. London. (unearth)
  • 2007 Kulzczyk Foundation. Poland. (melt down)
  • 2007 Satakunnan Taidetoimikunta. (in color)
  • 2007 Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki. (unearth)
  • 2007 AV-ARKKI presents: Classic of the month. Melt Down.
  • 2007 Directors Lounge. films 1968 - 2007. Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 SIMULTAN03. video and new media art festival. Timisoara. Romania
  • 2007 VERTICAL. Caldes de Montbui. Catalunya.
  • 2007 Directors Lounge, Am Rande.. / On the Edge, Berlin, Germany. (bike)
  • 2007 CARTES FLUX Vol2. Festival of New Media Art. Tapiola, Finland
  • 2007 53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. AV-arkki tour
  • 2007 collection. (unearth)
  • 2007 Studio Là-bas, Cable Factory, Helsinki. (in color)
  • 2007 View07 AV-arkki festival Helsinki. (unearth, in color)
  • 2007 Directors Lounge. contemporary media and art. Urban Research. Berlin, Germany. (bike, Visual Violence)
  • 2007 Googled Earth (Av-Arkki Tour part 2) Tampere Elokuvajuhlien näytökset ja myyntikooste. (unearth)
  • 2006 NoBudget Video/Film Festival “Geld spieltkeine Rolle” (ADITIONAL FESTIVAL PROGRAM) Weimar
  • 2005 Rauma Blue Sea Festival. Rauma. Finland (track)
  • 2005 'From the midnight sun... ' Finnish Contemporary Art Videos, K2 Art Center, Izmir. Turkey. (surf)
  • 2005 Stadia, Helsingin ammattikorkeakoulu, educational use/opetuskäyttö (melt down)
  • 2005 cartes 'flux' screening. Espoon Kultuurikeskes. (surf, unearth)
  • 2005 flicker spokane film festival. spokane, WA USA. (unearth)
  • 2004 Suomen Estetiikan Seura. SÄHKÖISKUJA (Electricshocks) KIASMA. (a dog's chance)
  • 2004 Finnish Experimental Film and video Art, Anthology Film Archives, New York (travelogue)
  • 2003 4 GOKANN. Finnish Art IV Trienalle. Kyotossa, Japan and Helsinki (melt down)
  • 2003 VIEWPOINTS Festival on new Finnish video art.AV-arkki (travelogue)
  • 2002 19 Kettupäivät. Helsinki. (surf, run, wait)
  • 2002 21:a Uppsala International. Short Film Festival. (wait)
  • 2002 Là-bas…21 Forum Box, Helsinki (surf)
  • 2002 International Competition 48th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. (surf)
    - Transmediale, International media art festival, Berlin, "transmediale.01 video selection":
    - Goethe Institute Inter Nationales Porto, Portugal. (mind’s eye)
    - Chroma: Audiovisual Art Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico. (mind’s eye)
    - Festival Transit, Minsk, Belarussia (mind’s eye)
    - Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (mind’s eye)
    - Goethe Centre Windhoek, Namibia (mind’s eye)
    - Media Art Weeks Kyoto, Japan (mind’s eye)
    - Rex Cultural Center, Belgrad, Jugoslavia (mind’s eye)
    - Communication Front, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (mind’s eye)
    - Centrum Szuki Wspóczesnej, Varszawa, Poland (mind’s eye)
    - Medienhaus Hannover, Germany (mind’s eye)
    - Media Forum Moscow, Russia (mind’s eye)
    - Crossing Over 6, Liverpool, UK (mind’s eye)
  • 2002 Artists Talk, NIFCA,
  • 2002 Tampere Film Festival, AV-arkin series. (travelogue series)
  • 2002 AV-arkki & Aula esittävät: videomaraton
  • 2002 5PM – 5AM WINDOW lasipalatsi AV-arkki (visual violence)
  • 2002 VIEW Festival on new Finnish video art. AV-arkki K-13
  • 2001 LÁ-BAS…JOULUKSIKOTOA!.Cable factory. (Melt Down)
  • 2001 Plus Minus screening. Muu Gallery, Helsinki.
  • 2001 German Culture Institute, Windhook, Namibia, Africa. (mind’s eye)
  • 2001 ’transmediale’, festival Berlin (mind’s eye)
  • 2001 HELSINKI.AKTIVIST, streaming, (mind’s eye) & (CHANGE_REACTION)
  • 2001 transmediale.01 -DIY- international media art festival berlin (mind's eye)
  • 2000 Swiss Television (mind’s eye)
  • 2000 cITy internationaler\\\medien\kunstpreis 2000. nomination television broadcast, Südwest & SF DRS 2, (mind’s eye) Germany.
  • 2000 HEP, 8 screening. Leena Kuumola Gallery, Helsinki. (breakfast)
  • 2000 The Media City Festival of experimental Film and Video, Windsor, ON. Canada. (a dog’s chance)
  • 1999 Kettupäivät. Helsinki. (mind’s eye)
  • 1999 Muu Cafe, Muu Gallery, Helsinki. (collection)
  • 1999 Kotimaisia Lyhytelokuvia, Saunabar, Helsinki. (collection)
  • 1999 HEP, 7 screening. Leena Kuumola Gallery, Helsinki. (collection)
  • 1998 MC6 Day 4 / Program 10 Ventimiglia. Durham NC, USA. (a dog's chance)
  • 1998 University of Melbourne, XIII World Congress, IPPNW. (melt down)
  • 1998 Center for Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. (melt down)
  • 1998 Anthology Film Archives, New York. USA. (personal effects)
  • 1997 Helsingin Filmakers Co-operative, Club evening. Leena Kuumola gallery. (collection)
  • 1996 Viva 8. London Film Makers COOP. (a yard full of books)
  • 1995 Muu Media Festival, 95. (melt down)
  • 1995 Tampere Theater Summer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki Film Co-operative series. (collection)
  • 1995 Aesthetic conference, Lahti. (a yard full of books)
  • 1994 FORUM STADTPARK FILMREFERAT, Austria. (personal effects)
  • 1994 Lahden 6, AV-BIENNALE. Lahti. (a yard full of books)
  • 1994 Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 1993 Kettupäivät. Helsinki (melt down)
  • 1993 Mileneum, New York. (a yard full of books)
  • 1992 Amanda, Helsinki. (personal effects)
  • 1992 Espoo Cine. (personal effects)
  • 1992 Institute of Contemporary Arts Brisbane, Australia. (personal effects)
  • 1992 Metro Arts, Brisbane Australia. (personal effects)
  • 1992 CineCycle New Finnish Work. Canada. (personal effects)
  • 1992 IIsalmi ‘92, Photgraphic Festival. (personal effects)
  • 1992 Andora Cinema, (personal effects)
  • 1991 Muu ry. (personal effects)

articles and references:

  • 2013 AVEK magazine 2/13. Impressio, Pekka Mykkänen, Dreamless, (elokuva) p, 52-54
  • 2012 AAVE. Alternative AudioVisual Event, Helsinki. live-cinema, (men-ace, am I you), pp 24
  • 2011 ART WORD MAGAZINE 2011/10. Shanghai, China. FAKE FINN FESTIVAL of experimental live arts. Yin Zi. pp.142-144
  • 2011 SOUNDI/5. 22-Pistepirkkon paluu tulevaisuuteen, Juho Juntunen. live video with You/Me. pp58-9
  • 2010 TD. TAIDE & DESIGN. #7. havainto | perception. Oliver Whitehead, monimediuminen piirtäjä, multimedia drawer) Juha'heikki Tihinen. pp106-121
  • 2010 AV-arkki 2010. catalogue. CHRONOTOPES. Re-turning the Past / Re-framing the Present. Kati Kivinen. pp 4-5
  • 2010 AV-arkki 2010. catalogue. And Now... Live multimedia pp 8-9 You/Me
  • 2009 CHRONOTOPES. Re-turning the Past / Re-framing the Present. AV-arkki. (unearth) Kati Kivinen.
  • 2008 Komeetoista Valaisiin. Academy of Fine Arts. Isabelle Stragliatti 2000. pp 138-141
  • 2007 niin & näin 3/07. artist x artist, Marjatta Oja on 'Personal Effects' (1991, shortfilm) pp 66
  • 2007 /slashseconds. issue 06: 07/2007. UK. Detour.
  • 2007 KATSAUS 1/2007 Artnumber. Critical Academy (Kriittinen Korkeakoulu) Oliver Whitehead Kotiinpaluu. pp 17-20
  • 2007 SÄHKÖMETSÄ - VIDEOTAITEEN JA KOKEELLISEN ELOKUVAN HISTORIA SUOMESSA 1933-1998. Videoart and Experimental Film History in Finland). Pieni jälkiteollinen tuotanto - taiteilijoiden liikkuva kuva Suomessa 1982 - 1998, Kari Yli-Annala, pp.159, 163, 169.
  • 2007 CARTES FLUX VOL2. Festival of New media Art. Off Screen - on screen: The deflected gaze in Oliver Whitehead's films. Hanna Johansson. pp 22-27
  • 2006 Landscape | Maisema. Landscape in Kiasma's Collections. Touches of the object.: contemporary art and landscape. Hanna Johansson, pp 60-61
  • 2004 Artist in the Picture. (Taitelija kuvassa). Finnish artists in pictures 1864-2004. Margaret Tali. Kiertyen, Oliver Whitehead. pp 239-240
  • 2004 Taide-lehti, (Artmagazine) Kimmo Sarje & Oliver Whitehead, Paikoista ja Objekteista, (places and objects) 3/04 pp.48-51
  • 2004 FORM FUNCTION Imaginary spaces - digital collages. Pirkko Siitari No.94 2/2004 pp 30-33
  • 2004 TIEDE & EDISTYS. 1/04 Pelon paikka, (place of fear) Kimmo Sarje. five photographs from 'retouch' exh.
  • 2004 VOIMA 'mielimaisema' (mindlandscape), 'retouch' exh. Börje Skruf. 03/04 pp40.
  • 2004 jangva 10. Letter. Mona Huber. pp 73.
  • 2004 In between art and life. (Young Finnish artists on show in Kyoto) The Japan Times. by Matthew Larking
  • 2002 Alex Poteliakhoff. War or Health? MEDICINE, CONFLICT AND SURVIVAL, Vol.18, 413-424 pub Frank Cass LON
  • 2002 Visi0ns 02, institue finlandais, L'art vidéo finlandais.
  • 2002 Roland Patteeuw, Symptomania. FRAMENEWS. 2/2002. pp2
  • 2002 Caryn Faure Walker. Text for ’fuse’. Two people and a camera.
  • 2002 TÄNÄÄN KOTONA, Hannele Kinnunen, text for graduation.
  • 2001 Taide. 2/02 Liisa Vähäkylä. 5pm – 5 am. pp. 9-10
  • 2001 Fourth Door Review. Oliver Lowenstein. UK
  • 2001 Sculptors Society Ireland. ssi newsletter, Sept/Oct 2001. FINLAND FINLAND. pp22
  • 2001 Seamus Fennelly. photography and metaphysics, SOURCE no.28 AUTUMN. pp. 48-49
  • 2001 FOTOGRAFIA METAFISICA exhibition catalogue, Butler Gallery, Kilkenney, Ireland
  • 2001 Ronnie Winter. Terra Infirm: The Black of Day. Five Finnish photographers at the Kilkenny Castle Ireland. Form Function, No.82, 2/2001, pp. 52-55.
  • 2001 Peter Marten. Finnish Photos at Kilkenny Castle. Blue Wings, June-July. pp. 8
  • 2001 Optio Magazine.
  • 2001 FOTOGRAFIA METAFISICA, Landscapes, Symbols, Correlations. Butler Gallery. Catalogue, Michael Casey. 30th June – 5th A August.
  • 2001 Börje Skruf. Finnish Photographs on the Green Isle, ARTTU! #3. pp.35.
  • 2000 AKTIVIST, No 30. ’HYVÄ OLIVER’, pp 7.
  • 2000 Caryn Faure Walker. Static Image Travelling - Conversation with Oliver Whitehead. catalogue, cITy. pp.51-53
  • 2000 Tiina Erkintalo. Narrative Interplay – the Films and Video Works of Oliver Whitehead. catalogue, cITy. pp.43-46
  • 2000 Andreas Broeckman. Drifting Glances – about Oliver Whitehead’s Video ’mind’s eye’. catalogue, cITy. pp.36-38
  • 2000 Michael Casey. 'The rupture between signifier and signified'. The art of Oliver Whitehead. Form Function, No.77, 1/2000, pp. 56-59
  • 1999 Anna-Kaisa Korhonen: War or Health - Oliver Whitehead. KUVA, No.-5-6, 1999, pp. 54-59.
  • 1998 Interview with Marjatta Oja. Silmän oppivuodet, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. 1848-1998, pp.139-146
  • 1997 Michael Casey: ’The Interactive Image’ Finland. Form o Function, 1997 No.4, pp. 54-55.
  • 1996 Control. UK., Issue Fifteen, 5/96. ’Splice’ pp.26-27.
  • 1996 Michael Casey: "Behavioural skepticism". Arttu! (The University of Art and Design, Helsinki) 2/96. pp.7-10.
  • 1994 Michael Casey: "Photography in a Post-Modern Age" A review of the International Photographic. Triennial in Oulu Finland. Form o Function, No.-4, 1994, pp. 18-22.
  • 1994 Anna-Maija Ylimaula: "Whiteheadin videot ja kaikki muut". Arkkitehti (Finnish Architectural Review), Feb/Mar.
  • 1994 Leena-Maija Rossi: "Stunt Shots or Everyday Courage". Siksi, No.-3, 1994, pp. 35-37.
  • 1994 Michael Casey: "Oliver Whitehead: Visual Violence". Valokuva, No.- 4, 1994, pp. 8-9.
  • 1994 Ronald Winter: "Kadoneen merkityksen metsästäjät". Taide, (Art magazine). Jan 1994, No.-1, pp. 61-62.
  • 1993 Aino Martikainen: "Henkilökohtaisia Vaikutuksia", (Personal Influences), Peili, No.-3, 1993, pp.6-7.
  • 1993 Caryn Faure Walker: "Riddle of the Parts". Creative Camera, Feb/Mar. 1993, p. 47.
  • 1992 Michael Casey: "Models of Perception". FormoFunction, No.-3, 1992, pp. 30-31.
  • 1992 Naisten Ääni (Woman’s Voice), Miesnumero, (Male number) Illustrations, 3+4/92
  • 1991 Heikki Laurinolli, "Kuva avaa oven toiseen maailmaan", Tukiviesti, No.-8, 1991
  • 1991 Irmeli Kokko: "Omaperäinen Oliver". Omamarkka, No.-2, 1991, pp. 28-29.
  • 1990 Ullamaria Pallasmaa. ’Vanished Images’, FormoFunction, No.-3, 1990 pp. 10-15.
  • 1989 Dan Sundell. Hufvudstadsbladet [interview]
  • 1988 Nytid.
  • 1983 Börje Skruf: "Oliver Whiteheadin töissä on musiikillista etenemistä". Kulttuurivihkot, No. -4, 1984, pp. 55-57.
  • 1982 Heino Ylisipola: "Oliver omaa hakevan mielen". Hälläpöyrä, No.- 2, 1981, pp. 38-40.

catalogues:

  • 2006 'Detour', exhibition. Gallery Heino, Helsinki
  • 2004 Caryn Faure-Walker and Pirkko Siitari, 'fuse and retouch' Oliver Whitehead. Galleria Heino (exhibition catalgue). ISDN 952-91-6972-8
  • 1990 Michael Casey "A Conceptual Liturgy" Oliver Whitehead. Persons & Lindell Gallery (exhibition catalogue), 1990
  • 1990 Series of 5 peace postcards.

membership of:

  • Finnish Artists Union. (Taidemaalariliitto.)
  • Helsinki Film Makers Co-operative. (Helsingin Elokuvapaja ry.)
  • Alternative Arts Association, (Muu ry)
  • The Finnish Film Contact. (Suomen Elokuvakontakti ry)
  • Union of Artist Photographers. (Valokuvataiteilijoiden Liitto ry.)
  • Universitiy Lecturers Union, (Yliopistonlehtorien Liitto. OAJ.)
  • AV-Arkki Distribution Center for Finnish Media Art
  • Taideteollisen korkeakoulun opettajayhdistys ry
  • FRAME/ Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
  • Cable Factory Gallery, Cable Factory.(Kaapelin Galleria) Helsinki, Finland

working groups, seminars, presentations, curated shows:

  • 2016 'Invisible Interfaces', 2016 Systems II - course, Academy of Fine Arts and HIAP-residence, Helsinki.
  • 2012 AAVE filmfestival, panel discussion analogue/digital medium and live-cinema, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.
  • 2009 TellusArt, Stockholm
  • 2007 For whom do we make Art. (Kennelle Taidetta Tehdään) Critical Academy (Kriittinen Korkeakoulu), seminar, Kiasma, Helsinki.
  • 2002 Curator of MUU, 7 artists, ’Media Variations’, lothringer13/halle, Munich
  • 2001 Muu ry, Media group member. Helsinki.
  • 1999 Helsinki Film-makers cooperative, Board member
  • 1998 University of Melbourne, XIII World Congress, IPPNW
  • 1997-99 ’War or Health’, book visualization. STAKES
  • 1997 Curator of ’siteseeing’, Academic Bookstore, Stockmann, Helsinki
  • 1997 THE VARDØ SEMINAR FOUNDATON. Interdisciplinary Seminar on Art and Science, Åland. Finland
  • 1992 -94 - 96 ELIA, Congress; Strassbourg, Berlin, Lisbon. Representative of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
  • 1996 - 99 International School. External art examiner.
  • 1994-95 Tampere Arts and communication college, (TTVO, Educational Advisory board, Tampere)
  • 1991 - 94 Ministry of Education, Culture and communication working group,(OPM, Kultuuri ja Viesti työryhmä.) (presentation) Luonnonfilosofian seura -Samfundet för naturfilosofi ry.
  • 1993 Ministry of Education, Easy reading working group, OPM, (Selkokieli työryhmä.)
  • 1990 Joint curator of ’White splash’, Muu ry. Helsinki
  • 1990 Historical survey exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
  • 1990 Joint curator of, ’charcoal on the wall’, Taidehalli, Helsinki
  • 1987 Muu ry, womens art conference. Joint curator, initiator.

presentation of work also at:

  • Kiasma, Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki
  • Säätytalo. Helsinki.
  • Academy of fine Arts . Helsinki
  • Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
  • Arts Academy, Turku. FI
  • University of Art and Design, Helsinki
  • Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales. UK
  • Västrä-Nylands Folkhögskola

cooperative projects:

  • War or Health, book, Zed publications. London/Finland, artist photograher.

studies:

  • 1966 - 67 Loughborough College of Art. UK
  • 1967 - 70 Hornsey College of Art, Honours BA Fine Arts. UK
  • 1970 - 71 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Scholarship. FI
  • 1973 - 74 University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

teaching:

  • 1983 - 88 Västrä-Nylands Folkhögskola, Drawing and Painting. Theater School, Helsinki. Drawing.
  • 1987 - 92 Academy of Fine Arts. (Kuvataideakatemia) Helsinki, Drawing and Painting.
  • 1992 - 97 Academy of Fine Arts. (Kuvataideakatemia) Senior lecturer, Director of Media Studies.
  • 1994 - 97 Academy of Fine Arts. (Kuvataideakatemia) Vice Rector.
  • 2006 - 08 Academy of Fine Arts. (Kuvataideakatemia) Master of Fine Arts, seminar program
  • 2007 Academy of Fine Arts. (Kuvataideakatemia) Art Present, video workshop.
  • 2007 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Ph.D, adsvisor.
  • 2009 10 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. MA. adsvisor

live-video performances and events:

  • 2015 ANGAKOQ II performance event. "NURSERY" screened at SIC gallery.
  • 2013 NAZCA farewell gig.15+ years. Lepakkomies. Helsinki. NAZCA spotify
  • 2012 AAVE. Alternative AudioVisual Event, Helsinki. live-cinema, (men-ace, am I you)
  • 2011 Magito 20v, RinneRadio, Helsinki.
  • 2011 LOIKKA, dance film festival, Dubrovnik, Helsinki
  • 2011 Fake Finn Festival of experimental live arts. Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna, Susisaari, Helsinki.
  • 2011 You/Me first time in Western Europe.
    - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, NL
    - L'Entrepot, Arlon, BE
    - Le Botanique, Bruxelles, BE
    - CSCS Valdegour, Nimes, FR
    - La Rodia, Besancon, FR
    - Batofar, Paris, FR
    - Le Vauban, Brest, FR
    - La Chapelle, Vendome, FR
  • 2010 La Contact, International Live Art, Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna, Helsinki. You/Me
  • 2010 Turkku Internatinal Puppetry Festival, Turku, Dynamossa, You/Me
  • 2010 DARKSIDE, NAZCA 'out', CD launch, Helsinki
  • 2010 Semifinal. You/Me, Helsinki
  • 2010 ORION Cinema. You/Me, Huvin vuoks. Helsinki
  • 2010 AAVE. You/Me, Alternative Audio Visual Festival. Helsinki
  • 2010 Gallery Agúeli, You/Me, Stockholm,
  • 2009 night of the arts, You/Me, Gallery Jangva, Helsinki,
  • 2009 International association of curators of contemporary art, Hima & Sali, Cable Factory,You/Me, Helsinki.
  • 2009 OUWEE, Mokoma. Strand. You/Me, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2009 Belly, Helsinki. You/Me, (Bone Voyage Club)
  • 2009 AV-arkki 20v Anniversary, VIEW09. You/Me, Cable Factory Helsinki.
  • 2008 OUWEE. Huset Magstraede. You/Me, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2008 West Germany, You/Me, Berlin.
  • 2008 Libertee, You/Me, Helsinki.
  • 2008 Syysvärikkäitä Café Louhi -iltoja klubitunnelmissa Espoon kulttuurikeskuksessa. Ramon Maronier, World Flamenco.
  • 2008 Huset Magstraede, You/Me, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2007 Belly, You/Me, Helsinki.

poems:

  • 2016 Systems II - course, Academy of Fine Arts and HIAP-residence, Helsinki.
  • 2015 "SANAHUONE", performed at KULTTUURIKESKUS CAISA, Helsinki. Poems by Oliver Whitehead with PK on guitar
  • 2015 "ON STAGE", performed at Galleria Jangva, Helsinki. Poems by Oliver Whitehead with PK on guitar
  • 2015 "SILENT ROOM", Helsinki. Poems by Oliver Whitehead with PK on guitar
  • 2014 "BLACK TONIGHT", Helsinki. Poems by Oliver Whitehead with PK on guitar
  • 2014 "BARE BONE PRODUCTION", Lavaklubi, Helsinki. Poems by Oliver Whitehead with PK on guitar

Oliver Whitehead lives and works in Helsinki, Finland